Minnesota’s two dozen family-owned microdistilleries employ several hundred Minnesotans and consume millions of pounds of Minnesota grains, fruit, and other agricultural products every year. Unlike producers from other states, Minnesota microdistilleries are embedded in the local economy, and support local alcohol retail and distribution. Yet as the craft spirits industry has taken off across the country, Minnesota’s laws affecting local consumers and producers have fallen behind. We support modernizing these antiquated laws to promote consumer access and a level playing field for these small Minnesota businesses. Here’s what we’re fighting for:
IMPROVED CONSUMER ACCESS
Minnesota has the 4th lowest bottles sales limit in the country for what consumers can buy directly from distilleries. And no other state limits the sale to a novelty format.
We support increasing the limit from one half bottle (375ml) to one case (4.5L) per person per day to allow consumers to take their visitor experience home with them.
ROOM TO GROW
Minnesota has the 11th lowest production cap in the country for microdistilleries.
We support increasing the cap from 40,000 to 100,000 proof gallons per year, while limiting bottle sales to distilleries under 40,000 proof gallons, to allow successful microdistilleries to keep production in Minnesota.
Show your support for these policy changes and add your name today: Level the playing field for Minnesota microdistilleries!